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About Amy C.

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Weehawken, NJ

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About Amy
I have been a voice, acting, and teacher of creative arts for over 25 years. My background includes ten years of classical voice training with Maestro Julio Berrocal, as well as vocal training through the Feldenkrais approach with Marcy Lindhiemer. In acting, I have studied with renowned Stanislavsky scholar Sonia Moore and Master acting teacher of the Strasberg Method, Marcia Haufrecht. I received a B.A. For comparative literature and creative writing at the State University of New York at Purchase and have recently completed my Master's degree in social work at Walden University.
I believe, within all of us, Is the ability to express something distinctive and original. I work to help students discover their unique voice, whether it be through singing, acting, or writing. I share with my student'an array of tool to gain the ability a
nd confidence to achieve their goals. I empathize deeply with the challenges students may face when pursuing a life in the creative and performing arts, having worked professionally in those areas for most of my adult life. I believe, it is the teacher's job to respect each student's individual process of learning.
My students have gone on to become recording artists, Broadway performers, movie actors, Blues and cabaret artists, and published writers.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice
I am an empathetic teacher, sensitive to the student's individual process of learning. My singing lessons usually start with breathing and relaxation exercises. Vocal technique exercises come next. When the student is fully warmed up, we will begin to work on songs. It is important that students be a part of the process of picking material since the more personally they respond to the material the more apt they are to become engaged in their lessons. After three to six months beginning students will have gained an understanding of the fundamentals of breathing, relaxation, and basic performance skills. With more advanced students the focus will be on range extension and the on-going development of vocal style through song interpretation and performance related exercises.
Acting
As an acting teacher and coach, I tailor my classes to the needs of each student. I utilize improvisatory and sensory techniques to help unleash spontaneity. I also encourage the students to use their personal experiences as a way to access a full range of emotions. I enjoy working with the student on script analysis, so as to discover the underlying motivations of the character the student is working on.
Creative and Lyric Writing
I use prompts as a way to get the student writing. Often, I will ask the student to write for stretches of time without editing themselves. It is important to unleash imagination before beginning the process of editing. Many times it is the unexpected that is the most compelling.

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home- 10 minutes away from Manhattan with piano, seating for parents
-practice studio seating for parents

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I provide a piano, cd/mp3 player and an large library of songbooks to work from. The student should bring sheet music of songs they want to work on and a recording device.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching how to sing rock, pop, musical theater, jazz, and blues without hurting the voice as well as method acting instruction.
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Bob S. May 3, 2018
· Singing · In studio
Amy is a true professional at both the art of singing and teaching. A pleasure to work with!
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Jennie A. April 28, 2018
· Acting · Online
Amy was wonderful! She made me feel so comfortable and gave me many points to help me be successful in my new career!
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Lydia O. March 21, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Amy is amazing
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About Joshua B.

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Mountlake Terrace, WA

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About Joshua
I am a tutor who earned a music teaching degree, substitute taught, and didn't become a school teacher. I held professional tech retail jobs and am supplementing my life with my passion - education.

Whatever subject or instrument I teach, I celebrate students' successes; and I enjoy helping learners have new aha moments.

The majority of my students take guitar, bass guitar, or Spanish lessons. I am an educator and help my students learn other skills and knowledge sets too.

I went to Ohio State University for college, earned a BA in Music Education, and graduated Cum Laude. I also spent 4 years in the Ohio State University Marching Band.

Through my healing journey, I've developed patience, insight, and understanding for my students' learning processes.

I'm excited to help you incorporate new skills into your life!
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Torrin P. June 22, 2018
· Guitar · In home
This was my sons first guitar lesson with Joshua. Lesson went great. Because of Josh’s positive demeanor, My son is motivated to practice everyday. All good!
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Hilary July 23, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
In search of helping our 10 year old son build some self-confidence we sought out clarinet lessons this summer. He started playing in school last year, and it was something our reluctant son liked "enough" to want to build up some competency. Joshua has been amazing! He finds just the right amount of challenge to encourage my son to practice, but not get discouraged. My son looks forward to his lesson each week and told me that he isn't even sure he wants to switch to saxophone next year because he is having so much fun playing the clarinet. Joshua is amazing with children, and has spent time getting to know our kiddo and find out what will work best for him. Patient, calm, and inspiring--very talented instructor.
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Joan Y. May 4, 2017
· Clarinet · In home
Joshua Blatman is a fantastic music teacher. He has a great resume, is experienced in a variety of instruments, and a solid background in teaching.
I think any kids lucky enough to learn music from Joshua will have fun and hopefully fall in love with learning it, just like my kids have.
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About Marshall J.

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Turlock, CA

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About Marshall
Are you ready to take your learning to a new level? For over 10 years I have been exploring the world of entertainment, from music to photography to video production and am ready to share with you the secrets to success in the performing arts.

Learn the intricacies of guitar, piano, and vocal performance
Master professional writing techniques
Promote yourself with hands-on audio production and videography
Make killer music videos
Become the best you can be!

Party on dudes,

Marshall J. III
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Joy July 1, 2018
· Piano · In home
Marshall is the best instructor of music. He teaches music passionately and teaches exactly what anyone wants/needs. If you have trouble in music theory as well, Marshall would explain step by step and make sure you learn it before he moves on to a new lesson. I highly recommend Marshall because I have learned tons so far.
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Christina June 26, 2018
· Composition · In home
Marshall is a great composer; he gives wonderful ideas and can teach you how to compose music from the beginning. He is easy to work with and he uses different techniques in order to teach you the best way.
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Michael May 21, 2016
· Guitar · In home
I am a beginner. The lesson was great!
Lots of good tips to start off with and good exercises that I can use for years to come.
Looking forward to learning more. I recommend lessons for sure.
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About Joy B.

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Fayetteville, AR

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Want to learn to speak Spanish? Sign ASL? I would love to be a part of your journey! I am a patient, and friendly person, who is passionate about language learning!

SPANISH: I use my own personal learning experience mixed with a communicative approach to create a teaching method for my Spanish students. My Spanish teaching method focuses on the development of these four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and then writing. Do you have specific goals? Great! Or are you learning just to be able to speak any and all that you can? Awesome! I teach beginner and intermediate and am a conversation partner and tutor for students more advanced! Also be prepared to be challenged to get involved with the Latin American culture around you!

ASL: My lessons will give you a strong foundation in Sign, and then a few training wheels until you fee
l confident in what you know, and can converse about various real-life topics. My teaching method utilizes much of Deaf professor Dr. Bill Vicars' approach--with signed conversation in each lesson beginning with high frequency concepts. Each lesson is full of new signs, grammar, conversation, Deaf culture tidbits, and more.

About me:
I fell in love with language when in 2010 I lived, studied, and worked abroad in Colombia, South America. There I studied Spanish, worked with Deaf students, and taught Spanish speakers English. It was such an enriching experience that upon returning to the USA, I decided to fully surround myself with culturally diverse individuals and continue my learning journey.

One of the major differences between learning a language in a classroom and having a personal instructor is that one-on-one help you will receive --- specific to your level, learning style, and language goals. I will help you stop feeling nervous, renew your motivation, and get you communicating in a new language in no time!!
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Grace July 10, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
She was a great teacher and I have no bad experiences!
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Nicholas T. June 28, 2018
· Spanish · Online
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Allison V. June 22, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
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About Tony S.

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Richmond, TX

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Thank you so much for checking out my profile! My name is Tony and I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Master ASL Instructor (CODA) as well as the Deaf community.

My former students have gone on to become Interpreters for the Deaf, Deaf Education Teachers, ASL Teachers, and leaders in Deaf ministry. In fact, I now teach with one of my former ASL students!

I'm a patient and fun person and my teaching style is highly interactive. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Please keep in mind that it is very important to practice in between sessions and complete all the suggested activities to help you accomplish your goals faster. ASL
is a VISUAL language and does not follow English grammar rules. ASL has its own grammar and syntax. In fact 50% of the language is comprised of nonmanual behaviors.

My favorite thing about teaching is getting to know my students. Every once in a while I will have a student that wants to be mentored beyond ASL skills and wants further mentoring in learning how to be the best they can be.

I enjoy teaching the Bible class for the Deaf at church as well as being involved in the Deaf community in this area. The Deaf community is a wonderful, vibrant, and very close knit group of people.

Thanks again for reading my bio. I hope to meet you soon!
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Alyssa C. July 19, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Full immersion. Tony is THE BEST!
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Charlotte July 16, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Always feel welcomed in his classes! He is very outgoing and I love that there is no talking. He is always patient and willing to answer any questions. Definitely the best instructor I've had.
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Michael June 26, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
I can't express just how awesome Tony is as an ASL instructor. He is patient, very knowledgable and fun to learn with. He has a strict "no voice" policy, but if you work hard for him, you will benefit greatly. Highly recommended instructor.
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About Mandy C.

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Dayton, OH
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About Mandy
Hello! I am a high school and middle school Spanish teacher! I have my Master's degree, from Spain, in Spanish Language and Culture. I have taught both high school and middle school Spanish for 12 years, and have tutored students of all ages for the past six years. I love working one-on-one with students, and I love to see their excitement when the language comes together for them!

I'm excited to start working with you toward fluency in Spanish. Feel free to contact me to set up a time to start!

Master's in Spanish Language and Culture (from La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
BA in Spanish from the University of Dayton
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Sarah June 20, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Profe Chmiel is one of my favorite teachers that I’ve had and she’s an excellent Spanish teacher. She makes the best out of boring lessons and is able to make them fun, entertaining, and relatable. She was able to answer most if not all the questions I had and was always super nice to me, my friends, and all the other students. I would highly recommend taking lessons from her, not only is she a wonderful teacher but a kind and considerate person.
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Aleia June 20, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Profe Chmiel was a great Spanish teacher. I had her when I was in 8th grade in Spanish 1 and she was very knowledgeable and super helpful. She also connected with the students which made her easy to talk to. She truly helps prepare you for more spanish later on. She is a great person as well as teacher!
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Gaeun June 20, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Profe is a very patient and understanding teacher. She makes sure to explain things clearly and give tips on how you can remember each term. It is really helpful!
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About Candace R.

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Baton Rouge, LA

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Having fun while learning is my kind of learning. I enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, and working with you while we are learning new skills. I am a Kindergarten/1st grade teacher and a tutor for K-12. I I am also a cheer/dance coach so my enthusiasm and excitement about learning comes naturally. So put on your dancing gear and your thinking cap and come along for a learning journey of FUN FUN FUN!!!
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Darryl July 19, 2018
· Creative Writing · In home
She worked with me on an assignment I had in English. I had to rewrite a fairy tale, fable, or folklore. She used hip-hop music lyrics to show me how easy it would be to give these older stories a modern flare. She is awesome and I got a good grade on my assignment.
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Tammie July 19, 2018
· English · In studio
I have witnessed Candace teach basic sight words and short sentence composition to her kindergarten class. She was able to differentiate instruction in ways that enabled even struggling students to actively participate in the lesson and complete tiered activities.
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King Coby July 18, 2018
· Creative Writing · In studio
Mrs.Robinson is a very good and helpful teacher. She also tutored me and some of my friends to help us get better. If u need a tutor or teacher get Mrs.Robinson. When we learn it’s fun and we become more confident. Thank you Mrs.Robinson
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Candace R.

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